Macro issue on Microsoft Word

Original Title: MACROS ISSUE ON MICROSOFT WORD PLEASE HELP!!!

The function youa re attempting to run contains macros or content that requires macro language support.  When tyhis software was installed, you (or your administrator) choose not to install support for macros or controls.  This was my error message and ties up word and forces me to restart it when I tery to open two word programs simultaniously. 

 

This error usually occurs because of macro security settings. If you know that the macro comes from a source that you trust, you can change your macro security settings to allow you to enable the macro. The way that you change your macro security settings depends on the Microsoft Office System program that you are using.

  • Microsoft Office Access, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, or Microsoft Office Word --

    To check your macro security settings, click the Microsoft Office Button, click<program name> Options, clickTrust Center, and then clickTrust Center Settings.
    • If macro security is set to Disable all macros without notification, all macros are automatically disabled. Use the following procedure to enable the macro.
      1.  
        1. In the Trust Center dialog box, click Macro Settings, and then clickDisable all macros with notification.
        2. Click OK in the Trust Center dialog box to apply the new setting. ClickOK to close the program options dialog box.
        3. Close the file and the Microsoft Office program that you are using.
        4. Open the file again. A Security Alert appears in the Document Information Bar just below the ribbon. ClickEnable Content to allow the macro to run.
        5. When you have enabled the macro, it is recommended that you return the macro security setting toDisable all macros without notification.
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      • If macro security is set to Disable all macros with notification, but you selectedDisable when prompted by the macro warning dialog when you opened the file, use the following procedure to enable the macro.
        1.  
          1. In the Trust Center dialog box, click Cancel. ClickCancel to close the program options dialog box.
          2. Close the file and the Microsoft Office program that you are using.
          3. Open the file again. A Security Alert appears in the Document Information Bar just below the ribbon. ClickEnable Content to allow the macro to run.
      • If macro security is set to Disable all macros except digitally signed macros, the macro may not have been digitally signed. Verify that you can trust the macro before using the following procedure to allow it to run.
        1.  
          1. In the Trust Center dialog box, click Cancel. ClickCancel to close the program options dialog box.
          2. Close the file and the Microsoft Office program that you are using.
          3. Open the file again. A Security Alert appears in the Document Information Bar just below the ribbon. ClickEnable Content to allow the macro to run.

        • Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office Visio, or Microsoft Office Publisher --

          To check your macro security settings, on the Tools menu, click Trust Center, and then click Macro Security.
          • If macro security is set to No warnings and disable all macros, all macros are automatically disabled. Use the following procedure to enable the macro.
            1.  
              1. In the Trust Center dialog box, click Warnings for signed macros; all unsigned macros are disabled, and then clickOK.
              2. Close the file and the Microsoft Office program that you are using.
              3. Open the file again. When prompted, click Enable Content to allow the macro to run. If you are using Visio, theEnable Content button appears as part of a Security Alert in theDocument Information Bar. If you are not prompted to enable the macro, or if you receive this error again, the macro may not be digitally signed. Verify that you can trust the macro. If you are certain that you can trust the macro, use the next procedure below to enable the macro.
              4. When you have enabled the macro, it is recommended that you return the macro security setting toNo warnings and disable all macros.
          • If macro security is set to Warnings for signed macros; all unsigned macros are disabled, the macro may not be digitally signed. If you are certain that you can trust the macro, use the following procedure to enable the macro.
            1.  
              1. In the Trust Center dialog box, click Warnings for all macros, and then clickOK.
              2. Close the file and the Microsoft Office program that you are using.
              3. Open the file again. When prompted, click Enable Content to allow the macro to run. If you are using Visio, theEnable Content button appears as part of a Security Alert in theDocument Information Bar.
              4. When you have enabled the macro, it is recommended that you return the macro security setting toWarnings for signed macros; all unsigned macros are disabled.

          • Microsoft Office Project --

            To check your macro security settings, on the Tools menu, click Macro, and then click Security.
            • If macro security is set to Very High, use the following procedure to enable the macro.
              1.  
                1. In the Security dialog box, click High, and then clickOK.
                2. Close the file and Microsoft Office Project.
                3. Open the file again. When prompted, click Enable Content to allow the macro to run. If you are not prompted to enable the macro, or if you receive this error message again, the macro may not be digitally signed. Verify that you can trust the macro. If you are certain that you can trust the macro, use the next procedure below to enable the macro.
                4. When you have enabled the macro, it is recommended that you return the macro security setting toVery High.
            • If the macro security setting is set to High, the macro may not be digitally signed. If you are certain that you can trust the macro, use the following procedure to enable the macro.
              1.  
                1. In the Security dialog box, click Medium, and then click OK.
                2. Close the file and Microsoft Office Project.
                3. Open the file again. When prompted, click Enable Content to allow the macro to run.
                4. When you have enabled the macro, it is recommended that you return the macro security setting toHigh.

               

              The certificate of trust that is attached to the macro is invalid. Unless you are certain that the macro is safe, it is recommended that you not trust or run the macro.

              The certificate is no longer trusted, was revoked by the issuing authority, or is damaged. Unless you are certain that the macro is safe, it is recommended that you not trust or run the macro.

              Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is not installed on your computer. In this case, no VBA macro can be run, regardless of whether the macro has a valid certificate of trust. You or your administrator may have chosen not to install VBA, or the version of Microsoft Office that you are using may not install VBA by default. If your version of Microsoft Office does not provide VBA as an installable feature, you can upgrade to a version that provides VBA support.

              If you are unable to change the security settings, it is possible that another program has locked the security settings. Close all Microsoft Office System programs, then restart your program and change the security settings.

               

               

            This error may also occur for the following reasons:

              This error may also occur for the following reasons:

              The certificate of trust that is attached to the macro is invalid. Unless you are certain that the macro is safe, it is recommended that you not trust or run the macro.

              The certificate is no longer trusted, was revoked by the issuing authority, or is damaged. Unless you are certain that the macro is safe, it is recommended that you not trust or run the macro.

              Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is not installed on your computer. In this case, no VBA macro can be run, regardless of whether the macro has a valid certificate of trust. You or your administrator may have chosen not to install VBA, or the version of Microsoft Office that you are using may not install VBA by default. If your version of Microsoft Office does not provide VBA as an installable feature, you can upgrade to a version that provides VBA support.

              If you are unable to change the security settings, it is possible that another program has locked the security settings. Close all Microsoft Office System programs, then restart your program and change the security settings.

               

               

            More information about this error message online.

             

            I believe that I ghave tried this. I am up if anyone can grant me assistance. Please.
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Running Setup and installing office shared features -> visual basic for applications. Solved this issue in my case.

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281953

 

If you do not install Visual Basic for Applications when you install Office, you may observe some or all of the following:

  1. Microsoft Access is not installed.
  2. Any add-in or Office function that is dependent upon Visual Basic for Applications cannot run. Add-ins and Office functions that require Visual Basic for Applications appear to be available, but you receive a message similar to the following:
    The function you are attempting to run contains macros or content that requires macro language support. When this software was installed, you (or your administrator) chose not to install support for macros or controls.
  3. Macros do not run, and you cannot create macros. When you open a document in an Office application that contains embedded macros, an alert message similar to the following may appear:
    drive\path\filename contains macros. Macro language support is disabled in this application. Would you like to open a copy of this document with the macros removed?
  4. When you attempt to use a wizard, you receive a message similar to the following:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033\wizard name.wiz contains macros. Macro language support is disabled in this application. Would you like to open a copy of this document with the macros removed?

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